Mr. Hisham Al Rayes – Chairman...
Mr. Hisham Al Rayes – Chairman

Hisham Al Rayes is the Chairman of Gulf Holding (GHC), a company that offers the Gulf’s cutting-edge real estate investment products and services. In addition to his role at GHC, Mr. Al Rayes also holds directorships in several companies including CEO of GFH Financial Group, Managing Director of Cemena Holding Company and Al Khaleej Fund & Investment Company, Board member of Balexico and a Managing Director of GFH Capital.

In 2012, he assumed leadership with an objective to establish a diverse and well recognized regional financial institution offering Wealth Management, Real Estate, Commercial Banking and Asset Management. Mr. Al Rayes was GFH's Chief Investment Officer during which time he was responsible for driving the development and execution of its regional and international investment strategy.

Prior to joining GFH and its subsidiaries in 2007, Mr. Al Rayes was part of the senior management team of the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK), a leading commercial bank in Bahrain. During his tenure at BBK, he was responsible for a number of projects including establishing one of the bank’s key subsidiaries “Invita" and developing its e-Banking platform.

Mr. Al Rayes holds a Masters degree in Business Administration with Honors from the University of De Paul, Chicago, and a Bachelors degree in Engineering with Honors from the University of Bahrain.


Mr. Issam Al Refai - Vice Chairman...
Mr. Issam Al Refai - Vice Chairman

Essam Al-Refai leads the administration and legal departments at National Real Estate Company (NREC), a publicly listed real estate and investment company with a presence in the Middle East and Africa. Al-Refai also holds the positions of Director of Government Relations and Director of Kuwait Free Zone in NREC. He is also the General Secretary of the Arbitration of Kuwait Free Zone.

Prior to his current appointment, Al-Refai’s distinguished career includes leadership roles in the Kuwait Ministry of Justice as the treasury head and financial controller. A trained lawyer, he also served as the Director of Administration and Legal at Masaleh Real Estate Company.

Al-Refai holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kuwait University and a bachelor’s degree in law from Alexandria University, Egypt.

Mr. Majed Al Khan - Executive Board Member ...
Mr. Majed Al Khan - Executive Board Member

Mr. Al Khan is a well-reputed businessman with extensive experience across various sectors including banking, investments, industry, trading and contracting across the GCC. He holds a Bachelors degree in International Accounting and Finance from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, England. His experience comes from a career background which includes senior positions in HSBC Middle East, Capivest (Khaleej Finance & Investment) and finally as Deputy CEO of Inovest (formerly known as Tameer). Mr. Al Khan specializes in financial engineering of Real Estate and Private Equity products. He has been actively involved in the establishment and management of some unique ventures including:

  • Tala Island Development Company W.L.L (Bahrain)
  • Falcon Cement B.S.C (c) (Bahrain)
  • Jawad International Fashion B.S.C (c) (Bahrain)
  • Reef Financing Company B.S.C (c) (Bahrain)
  • Dannat Resort (KSA)
  • Nomas Enterprises W.L.L (Bahrain)
  • Bahrain Investment Wharf (Bahrain)
  • Tamcoon Contracting (Bahrain)
  • Aqari Real Estate Company (Bahrain
  • Apex Group of Companies 

Mr. Alaa Al Roumi - Board Member...
Mr. Alaa Al Roumi - Board Member

Mr. Al Roumi currently assumes the role of Board Member of Gulf Holding Company. In addition to his role, he serves as a Deputy CEO of Capcorp, an investment company incorporated in Kuwait. He has more than 19 years of experience in international capital markets.

During the last six years, he has been focusing on direct investments, management and arrangement of investment transactions, and property development projects. He was Senior Manager for Property Development Projects and Financial Instruments at Kuwait Investment Company. He also took part in managing various investment funds. At present, Mr. Al Roumi assumes various directorship roles in several companies.

Mr. Al Roumi is also a member of the Board of Directors of Wared Lease and Finance Company (Kuwait), Falcon Cement Company (Bahrain), and Instrata Capital Company (Bahrain).

Mr. Muhsen Al Harbi – Board Member...
Mr. Muhsen Al Harbi – Board Member

Mr. Muhsen Al Harbi Holds Masters of Arts Degree in International Financial Analysis from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2002.

  • Have 18 years of Banking and Investment work experience (Sharia Compliant and Conventional banking ) with 8 years of experience in executive management & Advisory.
  • Currently managing Al Ahli Capital Investment Company in the capacity of the Chief Executive Office ( the company is wholly owned by Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait).

Mr. Tariq Fareed Al Othman – Board Member...
Mr. Tariq Fareed Al Othman – Board Member
Mr. Tariq Fareed AlOthman – Board Member
Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Buhajeeh – Board Member...
Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Buhajeeh – Board Member

Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Buhajeeh has an overal banking experience of 15 years with some of the prominent banks in Bahrain such as Arcapita and kuwait Finance House focusing on Islamic Banking, Corporate Banking, and Project Finance.

At GBCORP Mr. Buhajeeh is Chief Administrative Officer since June 2016 and looking after the back office functions of the Bank and also sits on the Board of some of the investee companies of the Bank.

Mr. Buhajeeh holds Master of Business Administration from Canisius College, USA and Bachelor of Science from USA along with advance diploma in Islamic banking from BIBF

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